Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm EDT
the american economy and essentially saved it by kicking out all of these good-for-nothing ceos and making companies, once again, economically efficient and productive. these folks think they're heroes and they saved america. and the public thinks they are villains and their whole job is to enrich themselves and destroy jobs. >> narrator: the aftermath of some of the leveraged buyout deals was devastating: bankruptcies, factory closures, employees laid off. >> bain capital was never set up to be a job creation program. it was set up to make wealthy investors even wealthier. they didn't sit around the table talking about how many jobs this would create. oftentimes it was the opposite, how many jobs could be cut to make the company more efficient. >> mitt is a person who wants to be successful. making money is how you're measured in the private equity and venture capital business, but you're making money for your investors first and foremost, and that was always mitt's focus was to make money for them. >> narrator: the way those closest to him tell it, he had come to see himself as a white k
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
'm feeling exhausted, but yeah, i'm super excited. >> we're testing the range and the fuel economy of the vehicle. >> we have to do a hundred miles and get the 67 miles per gallon ratio in order for us to move to the next stage, so keep your fingers crossed. >> it's pretty cool to see them rolling around the track after you've spent hours putting on engines and all of that stuff, to actually see them go around as fast as they're going. >> 2:15. all right, so he's right on that one. (thunderclap) >> it looks like a huge storm is rolling in, and i think even there's a tornado warning somebody said, so... you know, there's... folks are a little bit nervous right now. >> are you a little tense right now? >> yeah, i am. and i also don't like lightning. i mean, did you see this? we have the silver-topped cars, and they're carbon fiber, which is highly conductive. it's not an... it's not an impossibility that the thing gets nailed. i think they should call it off. i mean, there was two lightning strikes just there. >> i was on the track as the storm was rolling in, they called us off. we'